Georgia Medical Malpractice Laws

There is no limit on damages in medical malpractice cases. The statute of limitations is two years from the injury or death but in no event more than five years from the incident or death (for foreign objects, the statute of limitations is one year from discovery; for minors, two years from age 5 if the incident occurred before age 5). Several liability unless the action is bought jointly against two or more persons. There is no limit on attorney fees and there is no provision for ordering periodic payments. At the time of filing the complaint in court, the claimant must file an affidavit from a qualified expert attesting to at least one act of medical negligence and the factual basis for the claim of medical negligence.

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